When he was alive, matinee idol and the biggest Bengali superstar Uttam Kumar used to rule a million hearts. But even though decades have passed since his death, his appeal and charisma haven’t ebbed one bit in the minds and hearts of Bengali audiences. We got you a list of his movies that you can watch on ZEE5.
Amanush, also starring Sharmila Tagore, Utpal Dutt and Prema Narayan, is a romantic movie that released in 1975. It is the story of Madhusudan who leads a happy life till he gets framed and is imprisoned. Everyone, including Rekha who he used to love, moves away from him. As a result, Madhusudan takes to alcohol. Will Rekha forgive him? Will Madhusudan ever be able to lead a normal life?
2. Anand Ashram
Released in 1977, this romantic movie features Sharmila Tagore and Ashok Kumar along wih Uttam Kumar. A wealthy landlord’s son is abandoned by his father because he had married a poor girl against his father’s wish. Later, the landlord’s servant brings home an abandoned baby who they raise as their own. However, they come across a secret. What is the secret all about? Watch Anand Ashram to find out.
3. Antony Firingee
A musical drama released in 1967, Antony Firingee sees Uttam Kumar pairing with Tanuja. It is a biographical musical period drama in which Portuguese man Antony Firingee becomes a famous Bengali poet and falls in love with Shakila, who is a courtesan. They are both shunned by the society as a result. What happens next? Watch the movie here.
Uttarayan is all about the Uttam-Supriya chemistry. The 1963 drama also features Sabitri Chatterjee, Asha Devi, Nibhanani Devi and Pahadi Sanyal. It is the story of Pranbir, a soldier, who is in love with Aarti. But he misunderstands her and leaves to fight a war. In the camp, he meets Ratneshwar who is his lookalike. He is married to Swati. However, Ratneshwar dies in the battlefield. What happens next?
5. Nishi Padma
A 1970 drama which was also later made into a Hindi film, Amar Prem – starring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore and directed by Shakti Samanta — Nishi Padma is written and directed by Aravinda Mukherjee. It is based on a short story by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay – Hinger Kochuri. In this movie, Uttam Kumar is paired opposite Sabitri Chatterjee. Watch the movie here.
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